SC Collegium recommends Justice Bahri for Uttarakhand HC Chief Justice
Justice Bahri recommended as Chief Justice of Uttarakhand High Court by SC Collegium
The Supreme Court collegium has made a significant recommendation by suggesting the name of Justice Ritu Bahri, the acting chief justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, for the position of chief justice in the Uttarakhand High Court. The final appointment notification is issued by the central government, following the Supreme Court's recommendation.
Historic appointment of the first woman Chief Justice (Acting)
Notably, Justice Bahri has created history by being the first woman to hold the position of acting chief justice in the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Her impressive judicial career spans 13 years, during which she authored a remarkable 843 reported judgments. Notably, 247 of these judgments were delivered in the last five years.
The Supreme Court collegium's recommendation highlights her extensive experience and exceptional contributions to the legal field. If her appointment as the chief justice of the Uttarakhand High Court is confirmed, it will mark a significant milestone in the Indian judiciary.
The process of appointment of high court judges in India involves a thorough evaluation by the Supreme Court collegium, which is the highest judicial body for such recommendations. The central government then issues the final notification for the appointment based on the collegium's recommendation.
Justice Ritu Bahri's potential appointment is a testament to her dedication and competence as a judge, and it signifies a step towards greater gender diversity in the judiciary, setting a positive precedent for the future. Her extensive record of authored judgments reflects her legal acumen and her ability to contribute significantly to the administration of justice in Uttarakhand.